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The Graduate Center Bar represents a central place of community for Brown alumni and current students. But, as the GCB closed its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, campus community members have put energy toward fundraising efforts to keep the bar running.

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In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, community aids GCB

April 16, 2020 1 comment

Ever since Susan Yund became manager of the Graduate Center Bar in 1994, Brown students and faculty could always count on the bar to open its doors every night for good drinks and good company.

The Undergraduate Council of Students plans to develop a new University committee dedicated to Brown’s impact on and engagement with the wider Providence community.

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UCS votes to create University community engagement committee, discusses DIAP Phase II

April 16, 2020 0 comments

Ryan Davis, associate vice president for institutional equity and diversity, discussed Phase II of the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ virtual general body meeting Wednesday.

Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

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Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

April 16, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council has petitioned for an extra year of funding to extend graduate programs, citing instability caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. GSC sent the petition to Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell on April 1.

Professors of engineering have noted that their classes, which require visual demonstrations, cannot be conducted to the same degree online.

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Professors react to remote learning, prepare for potential online fall semester

April 15, 2020 0 comments

As the University prepares for students’ return to campus in the fall, while also crafting contingency plans for a potential virtual semester, professors — many already balancing the transition to online classes this semester — are thinking about what September could bring..

Many Sanders supporters on campus feel that Biden has not done enough to win their vote. Discontent with Biden’s campaign has led many to hold reservations and in some cases opposition to the former Vice President’s candidacy.

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Tweet from Brown Students for Bernie highlights misgivings with Biden campaign

April 14, 2020 5 comments

“We are not endorsing Joe Biden” read a post from the Brown Students for Bernie’s Twitter account late Sunday. It came five days after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he was ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The University announced a hiring freeze which will extend into the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Brown suspends new hiring for faculty, staff to mitigate financial consequences from COVID-19

April 13, 2020 0 comments

The University announced a suspension of “any new hiring” for both staff and faculty positions due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to a March 23 announcement from Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Barbara Chernow.

With Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, Brown plans for next semester

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With Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, Brown plans for next semester

April 13, 2020 0 comments

The University announced the creation of the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, which will plan the reopening of Brown’s campus next semester in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing students to evacuate campus last month. 

UFB releases historic funding data since 2008-09, reveals over $1 million in accumulated budget surplus

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UFB releases historic funding data since 2008-09, reveals over $1 million in accumulated budget surplus

April 9, 2020 0 comments

In an unprecedented release, the Undergraduate Finance Board published its historical funding records dating back to 2008-09 on its website Wednesday afternoon as a part of the Board’s continued push toward transparency. 

Paxson, Locke discuss fall plans, budgeting at BUCC meeting

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Paxson, Locke discuss fall plans, budgeting at BUCC meeting

April 9, 2020 1 comment

President Christina Paxson P’19 recapped the financial and academic decisions made by the University in recent weeks in response to COVID-19 at a Brown University Community Council meeting April 8 over Zoom. Other administrators gave updates on student life, employment and the transition to remote learning.

University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

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University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

April 8, 2020 0 comments

The University will freeze regular salary increases for faculty and staff for Fiscal Year 2021 beginning July 1 as one of many measures to alleviate the financial strain of COVID-19, according to a community-wide email sent by Provost Richard Locke P’18.